- General Medicines
- It is used to treat severe atopic dermatitis (eczema)
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Productname : ELIDEL
GenericName : pimecrolimus topical
Pimecrolimus isused to treat certain skin conditions suchas eczema (atopic dermatitis) in people who should not use or havenot responded to other eczema medications (e.g.,topical steroids). Eczema is an allergic-type condition thatcauses red, irritated, and itchy skin. This drug works by changing theskin's defense (immune) system, thereby decreasing the allergicreaction that causes eczema. Pimecrolimus belongs to a class of drugsknown as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs).
How to use Elidel Cream
Read the Medication Guide provided byyour pharmacist before you start using pimecrolimusand each timeyou get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consultyour doctor or pharmacist.
Mild burning or irritation at the application site may occur during thefirst few days of treatment. Headache may also occur. If any of theseeffects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Before using pimecrolimus, tell your doctoror pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have anyother allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which cancause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for moredetails.
Before usingthis medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,especially of: current infections (e.g., mononucleosis), use of lighttherapy (e.g., UVA or UVB), skin infections(e.g., herpes, chickenpox, shingles, warts), immunesystem problems.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist)may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may bemonitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of anymedicine before checking with them first.
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